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Elizabeth Orr

Washington, DC

Elizabeth Orr is managing editor of US regulatory and policy for Medtech Insight, which she joined in 2015 as a reporter focused on legal issues. She remains fascinated by the ever-changing master class on technology, government regulations, advances in health care and more that is covering the device industry. Elizabeth’s past employers include FDANews; DecisionHealth (formerly UCG); the Society of Interventional Radiology; and the Washington Examiner. A graduate of the College of Journalism at the University of Maryland College Park, she lives in Arlington, Va., with her husband and children.

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On this week’s podcast: Robert Califf goes through his first round nomination hearing in the Senate again, Medtronic and BrainsGate hits their own snags, and the US FDA defines counterfeit products under its new authorities.

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